Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confesses

Torture

I love my country. There is no place that I would rather be than the US. This love causes me to be very critical of the country that I love. This brings me to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. We know that this guy has been tortured by the US and our allies. This we know. We also know that Bin Laden is probably the only target that is of higher value. We tortured this guy until he either became a babbling idiot or told us what we wanted to hear. The fact that he confessed means nothing. Secondly, Al Qaeda is proud of what they did. So, confessing is again no big deal. This is a sad day for America. A sad day for justice.

Now, for those of you who think that I love the terrorists, you’re wrong. Don’t even bother to post a comment with that noise. I’m all for chasing down terrorists. If they resist arrest then shoot them. One shot right between the eyes. Bang! If we do arrest them then they should be treated (as should anyone in US custody) with dignity and respect. This is the moral high ground and I refuse to give it up. These jihadists are not going to force me to act like them.

Video on waterboarding is here.

Update: Video added.

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From CNN.com:

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, admitted to those attacks and numerous others during a U.S. military hearing on Saturday, according to an edited transcript of the hearing released by the Pentagon Wednesday.

In a statement from him, read by a U.S. military representative, he said, “I was responsible for the 9/11 operation, from A to Z.”

The transcript continues with the list of operations he was responsible for, including the Richard Reid shoe bomber attempt to blow up an airliner over the Atlantic Ocean, the Bali nightclub bombing in Indonesia, the 1993 World Trade Center attack and other attacks that were foiled. (more…)

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  1. It is good to know that you don’t believe in the constitution.  It is just a piece of paper to use whenever you want to. Yes, the terrorists are the scum of the earth. But we are supposed to be better than them. If we torture them then we are no better. Hi, like most patriots, want to use the Constitution not only when it’s convenient but I especially want to use the Constitution when it is difficult. That is what our Constitution is at its best.

    Thanks your comments

  2. You speak of moral high ground, and you speak of the Constitution. Yet in those long ago battles to secure our freedoms, the British commanders took the moral high ground in contrast to our “freedom fighters” who fought from the hills, ditches, and trees, guerilla style. The civilised Brits damned us for our treachery, BUT WE WON!

    Think about our history before you give our forefathers and obviously yourself, that pedestal. I ask myself,… where was the humanity when people were beheaded? To have you say we must treat these people with dignity and respect, makes me want to vomit, and you, Sir, may be born in America, but you are why our husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters are over there dying right now. So please put an end to your tired OLD arguements, and wake up and help regain our nation. 

    (I’ll bet you voted for Obama too.)

  3. Robert —

    Thank you for your comments. I truly appreciate them.

    I think that you are misrepresenting history. Yes, we were unconventional fighters but George Washington  ordered that we treated captured British prisoners with dignity and respect. The British, on the other hand, treated their captured prisoners worse than slaves.Why did we win the war? It wasn’t because of our guerrilla tactics. We won the war and decisive battles in which we fought the British as they fought us. We fought them with cannons and with rifles. We won the war because we retreated. We retreated and we retreated and we retreated some more. We won the war because we had the help of the French Navy. Oddly enough, we won the war because Britain did not adequately resourced their troops. They needed more ground forces here in America. They were fighting the war on the cheap. They never thought that a bunch of colonists were any threat to the mighty British army. So, although your idea of a bunch of freedom fighters shooting from behind the trees and in not being in formation is kind of true, it did not lead to any decisive victories. Our victory at Yorktown had to do with naval superiority and ground superiority. We outnumbered the British troops almost 2-1 at Yorktown.

    I would look at not only our experience and our own American Revolution but also in World War I and World War II. In World War I, we really weren’t that involved in the war. We were more involved in the aftermath of the war. And World War II we treated our prisoners with dignity and respect. We treat our prisoners a lot better than the Japanese or the Germans treated theirs. We still won.

    There’s a really nice website on the Revolutionary war. I would encourage you to visit it.

    Thanks again for your comments.

  4. Are you kidding me people really believe this man is the mastermind behind 9/11? The American people should wake up to the TRUTH! The “elites of our goverment and CIA, NSA and MI6 working in conjunction with pakistani intelligence ISI. FALSE FLAG OPERATION!

  5. Mike – Seriously, I hope that you are joking. Bush and the gang couldn’t do anything right in my book. Heck they couldn’t even out a CIA agent without screwing that up. I doubt the elites could do anything like 9/11.

  6. KSM knew things he needed to get off his chest. Now, hopefully, when he repents and belives in the Jesus, he can go to heaven. He can go glad that he told all he knew and saved maybe hundreds or thousands of lives. The guilt he would be feeling over those lives that would not be gone isn’t there; he will thank us for this someday.

  7. jesus? really.. jesus is probably your answer for everything! You religious nutjobs are completely crazy… what makes you think that now after all this guy has done he’s going to wake up and “see the light” He doesnt believe in Jesus and he’s not going to! He deserves to be hung asap! This country has become seriously pussyfied! If this shit had happened 60 years ago the middle east would have been a sheet of glass by now! Were pathetic! and for some reason we think these bastards deserve some sort of rights!

  8. Well, the biggest problem we face now is that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his buddies have a chance to walk free if Obama and Eric Holder get their way and send Khalid to civilian court in New York.  Why?  Because once they are in the custody of a civilian criminal court they must be offered the exact same rights as a U.S. citizen, which means they have the right to a lawyer and they have a right to remain silent.  Why is this a bad thing?  Well, it’s bad because when a criminal remains silent, it is up to the prosecuter to collect evidence and admit the evidence to the court, which means that the evidence has to be collected in a controlled environment to prevent tainting.  This is impossible because Khalid was aprehended by the military and they are not set up to handle evidence like a detective would at a crime scene.  This means that the evidence (probably most of it) would be inadmissible in a U.S. criminal court.  Not to mention that Khalid will now have a chance to spew his venom to other pro-Khalid Muslims around the world (because he is given that right).  This is truly a dangerous time for the New Yorkers who have already suffered tremendous loss, and for the rest of the United States, the country that I and other service members fought for.

  9. wait a minute, what are you talking about? The blind Shaikh did not get the exact rights of US citizens. He was tried and convicted. All of the perpetrators with the exception of KSM were tried and convicted in US courts. Please quit watching Hannity and O’Reilly and actually study some history. What is the history of convicting terrorists? How many terrorists have we let go because they were tried in civilian courts? What are the laws regarding evidence in secrecy and terrorist trials? Dude, you haven’t done any reading. You’ve just been listening to that blather that has come out of the right wing and none of it is true. In spite of this, I do appreciate your passion and your sincerity. Thanks for your comments.

  10. I feel you have a good point. Why act like them right? However if you were to ‘act’ like them you would probably go blow up your inlaws house or maybe a daycare with a bunch of little babies in it. Waterboarding is torture, you are correct. However they skin our soldiers and drag them through the streets to where the hand them and burn them. The cut the heads off our soldiers and chant some stupid crap about their god. To hell with their god and to hell with the whole arguement that mr. khalid is innocent because he got treated poorly. WOW!!!! America would not put up with the crap he did if you had done it. You would be sentenced to death for everything you did no quesitons. However since this guy, which is not an American citizen,is not able to sit around and watch TV in his prision we have to give him some type of rights.

    When he chose to join his little two bit clan of terrorists he assumed the risks of death and other punishment due to the nature of his positions. Killing hundreds of people, including his own people, is just the start of what he does. If he had not have been caught he would be trying to kill more and more people. Probably you or I would have been on a plane or a bus that he planned to explode. Wow, this guy deserves nothing but refusal from the American People. He is a miscreant, and you know it. He will reap what he sowed eventually. I

  11. Who really believes he was the mastermind of all that?  I mean really…when my co-worker underwent her interview and lie detector test for the FBI employment she wanted to confess to 9-11.  That’s how persuasive these interrogations get.  And that was with no attack dogs, no men in military weapons and gear, and she was dressed. A similar thing happened to two other co-workers when they were questioned for their background checks.
    Plus, has he ever been given a psych evaluation?  Most prisoners have a psychological condition.  It would not suprise me if this man had a serious one that made him want to confess to everything.

  12. Thanks. I’m think of starting a fan club.  I’m guessing that you would be happy to my first member!!  Sweet!

  13. I’m from Latin America, I believe that the confession can not be considered real because it was under torture. Any of us would have said the same …. And I think George Bush was gliding since $ $ wanted to invade Iraq for Oil $ $. Everything was planned by the CIA and Bush Sr. who was CIA director during the administration of Gerald Ford.
    Investigate! The wars were caused by U.S. Government
    IN THE WAR: THE EXPENSES ARE PUBLIC, PRIVATE PROFITS ARE (EMPLOYERS)

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